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2 En The exclamation point within an equilateral triangle is intended to alert the user to the presence of important operating and maintenance (servicing) instructions in the literature accompanying the appliance. The lightning flash with arrowhead, within an equilateral triangle, is intended to alert the user to the presence of uninsulated "dangerous voltage" within the product's enclosure that may be of sufficient magnitude to constitute a risk of electric shock to persons. CAUTION: TO PREVENT THE RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK, DO NOT REMOVE COVER (OR BACK). NO USER-SERVICEABLE PARTS INSIDE. REFER SERVICING TO QUALIFIED SERVICE PERSONNEL. CAUTION RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK DO NOT OPEN D1-4-2-3_En Information to User Alteration or modifications carried out without appropriate authorization may invalidate the user’s right to operate the equipment. D8-10-2_En POWER-CORD CAUTION Handle the power cord by the plug. Do not pull out the plug by tugging the cord and never touch the power cord when your hands are wet as this could cause a short circuit or electric shock. Do not place the unit, a piece of furniture, etc., on the power cord, or pinch the cord. Never make a knot in the cord or tie it with other cords. The power cords should be routed such that they are not likely to be stepped on. A damaged power cord can cause a fire or give you an electrical shock. Check the power cord once in a while. When you find it damaged, ask your nearest PIONEER authorized service center or your dealer for a replacement. S002_En * Manufactured under license from Dolby Laboratories. “Dolby”, “Pro Logic”, and the double-D symbol are trademarks of Dolby Laboratories. G003_En This product is for general household purposes. Any failure due to use for other than household purposes (such as long-term use for business purposes in a restaurant or use in a car or ship) and which requires repair will be charged for even during the warranty period. K041_En [For Canadian model] This Class B digital apparatus complies with Canadian ICES-003. Cet appareil numérique de la Classe B est conforme à la norme NMB-003 du Canada. D8-10-1-3_EF IMPORTANT NOTICE – THE SERIAL NUMBER FOR THIS EQUIPMENT IS PRINTED ON A STICKER ON THE PRODUCT LABEL LOCATED ON THE UNDERSIDE OF THE TRANSMITTER. PLEASE WRITE THIS SERIAL NUMBER ON YOUR ENCLOSED WARRANTY CARD AND KEEP IN A SECURE AREA. THIS IS FOR YOUR SECURITY. D1-4-2-6-1_En
3 En English WARNING – TO PREVENT FIRE OR SHOCK HAZARD, DO NOT EXPOSE THIS APPLIANCE TO RAIN OR MOISTURE. D1-4-2-1_En READ INSTRUCTIONS — All the safety and operating instructions should be read before the product is operated. RETAIN INSTRUCTIONS — The safety and operating instructions should be retained for future reference. HEED WARNINGS — All warnings on the product and in the operating instructions should be adhered to. FOLLOW INSTRUCTIONS — All operating and use instructions should be followed. CLEANING — The product should be cleaned only with a polishing cloth or a soft dry cloth. Never clean with furniture wax, benzine, insecticides or other volatile liquids since they may corrode the cabinet. ATTACHMENTS — Do not use attachments not recommended by the product manufacturer as they may cause hazards. WATER AND MOISTURE — Do not use this product near water — for example, near a bathtub, wash bowl, kitchen sink, or laundry tub; in a wet basement; or near a swimming pool; and the like. ACCESSORIES — Do not place this product on an unstable cart, stand, tripod, bracket, or table. The product may fall, causing serious injury to a child or adult, and serious damage to the product. Use only with a cart, stand, tripod, bracket, or table recommended by the manufacturer, or sold with the product. Any mounting of the product should follow the manufacturer’s instructions, and should use a mounting accessory recommended by the manufacturer. CART — A product and cart combination should be moved with care. Quick stops, excessive force, and uneven surfaces may cause the product and cart combination to overturn. VENTILATION — Slots and openings in the cabinet are provided for ventilation and to ensure reliable operation of the product and to protect it from overheating, and these openings must not be blocked or covered. The openings should never be blocked by placing the product on a bed, sofa, rug, or other similar surface. This product should not be placed in a built-in installation such as a bookcase or rack unless proper ventilation is provided or the manufacturer’s instructions have been adhered to. POWER SOURCES — This product should be operated only from the type of power source indicated on the marking label. If you are not sure of the type of power supply to your home, consult your product dealer or local power company. LOCATION – The appliance should be installed in a stable location. NONUSE PERIODS – The power cord of the appliance should be unplugged from the outlet when left un-used for a long period of time. GROUNDING OR POLARIZATION • If this product is equipped with a polarized alternating current line plug (a plug having one blade wider than the other), it will fit into the outlet only one way. This is a safety feature. If you are unable to insert the plug fully into the outlet, try reversing the plug. If the plug should still fail to fit, contact your electrician to replace your obsolete outlet. Do not defeat the safety purpose of the polarized plug. • If this product is equipped with a three-wire grounding type plug, a plug having a third (grounding) pin, it will only fit into a grounding type power outlet. This is a safety feature. If you are unable to insert the plug into the outlet, contact your electrician to replace your obsolete outlet. Do not defeat the safety purpose of the grounding type plug. POWER-CORD PROTECTION — Power-supply cords should be routed so that they are not likely to be walked on or pinched by items placed upon or against them, paying particular attention to cords at plugs, convenience receptacles, and the point where they exit from the product. OUTDOOR ANTENNA GROUNDING — If an outside antenna or cable system is connected to the product, be sure the antenna or cable system is grounded so as to provide some protection against voltage surges and built-up static charges. Article 810 of the National Electrical Code, ANSI/NFPA 70, provides information with regard to proper grounding of the mast and supporting structure, grounding of the lead-in wire to an antenna discharge unit, size of grounding conductors, location of antenna-discharge unit, connection to grounding electrodes, and requirements for the grounding electrode. See Figure A. LIGHTNING — For added protection for this product during a lightning storm, or when it is left unattended and unused for long periods of time, unplug it from the wall outlet and disconnect the antenna or cable system. This will prevent damage to the product due to lightning and power-line surges. POWER LINES — An outside antenna system should not be located in the vicinity of overhead power lines or other electric light or power circuits, or where it can fall into such power lines or circuits. When installing an outside antenna system, extreme care should be taken to keep from touching such power lines or circuits as contact with them might be fatal. OVERLOADING — Do not overload wall outlets, extension cords, or integral convenience receptacles as this can result in a risk of fire or electric shock. OBJECT AND LIQUID ENTRY — Never push objects of any kind into this product through openings as they may touch dangerous voltage points or short-out parts that could result in a fire or electric shock. Never spill liquid of any kind on the product. SERVICING — Do not attempt to service this product yourself as opening or removing covers may expose you to dangerous voltage or other hazards. Refer all servicing to qualified service personnel. DAMAGE REQUIRING SERVICE — Unplug this product from the wall outlet and refer servicing to qualified service personnel under the following conditions: • When the power-supply cord or plug is damaged. • If liquid has been spilled, or objects have fallen into the product. • If the product has been exposed to rain or water. • If the product does not operate normally by following the operating instructions. Adjust only those controls that are covered by the operating instructions as an improper adjustment of other controls may result in damage and will often require extensive work by a qualified technician to restore the product to its normal operation. • If the product has been dropped or damaged in any way. • When the product exhibits a distinct change in performance — this indicates a need for service. REPLACEMENT PARTS — When replacement parts are required, be sure the service technician has used replacement parts specified by the manufacturer or have the same characteristics as the original part. Unauthorized substitutions may result in fire, electric shock, or other hazards. SAFETY CHECK — Upon completion of any service or repairs to this product, ask the service technician to perform safety checks to determine that the product is in proper operating condition. WALL OR CEILING MOUNTING — The product should not be mounted to a wall or ceiling. HEAT — The product should be situated away from heat sources such as radiators, heat registers, stoves, or other products (including amplifiers) that produce heat. GROUND CLAMP ELECTRIC SERVICE EQUIPMENT ANTENNA LEAD IN WIRE ANTENNA DISCHARGE UNIT (NEC SECTION 810-20) GROUNDING CONDUCTORS (NEC SECTION 810-21) GROUND CLAMPS POWER SERVICE GROUNDING ELECTRODE SYSTEM (NEC ART 250, PART H) NEC — NATIONAL ELECTRICAL CODE Fig. A IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS D1-4-2-2_En [For U.S. and Canadian model]
4 En S001_En Selecting fine audio equipment such as the unit you’ve just purchased is only the start of your musical enjoyment. Now it’s time to consider how you can maximize the fun and excitement your equipment offers. This manufacturer and the Electronic Industries Association’s Consumer Electronics Group want you to get the most out of your equipment by playing it at a safe level. One that lets the sound come through loud and clear without annoying blaring or distortion-and, most importantly, without affecting your sensitive hearing. Sound can be deceiving. Over time your hearing “comfort level” adapts to higher volumes of sound. So what sounds “normal” can actually be loud and harmful to your hearing. Guard against this by setting your equipment at a safe level BEFORE your hearing adapts. To establish a safe level: • Start your volume control at a low setting. • Slowly increase the sound until you can hear it comfortably and clearly, and without distortion. Once you have established a comfortable sound level: • Set the dial and leave it there. Taking a minute to do this now will help to prevent hearing damage or loss in the future. After all, we want you listening for a lifetime. We Want You Listening For A Lifetime Used wisely, your new sound equipment will provide a lifetime of fun and enjoyment. Since hearing damage from loud noise is often undetectable until it is too late, this manufacturer and the Electronic Industries Association’s Consumer Electronics Group recommend you avoid prolonged exposure to excessive noise. This list of sound levels is included for your protection. Decibel Level Example 30 Quiet library, soft whispers 40 Living room, refrigerator, bedroom away from traffic 50 Light traffic, normal conversation, quiet office 60 Air conditioner at 20 feet, sewing machine 70 Vacuum cleaner, hair dryer, noisy restaurant 80 Average city traffic, garbage disposals, alarm clock at two feet. THE FOLLOWING NOISES CAN BE DANGEROUS UNDER CONSTANT EXPOSURE 90 Subway, motorcycle, truck traffic, lawn mower 100 Garbage truck, chain saw, pneumatic drill 120 Rock band concert in front of speakers, thunderclap 140 Gunshot blast, jet plane 180 Rocket launching pad Information courtesy of the Deafness Research Foundation. [For U.S. model] NOTE: This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation. This equipment generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications. However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the following measures: – Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna. – Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver. – Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is connected. – Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help. D8-10-1-2_En CAUTION: This product satisfies FCC regulations when shielded cables and connectors are used to connect the unit to other equipment. To prevent electromagnetic interference with electric appliances such as radios and televisions, use shielded cables and connectors for connections. D8-10-3a_En
5 En English WARNING: The apparatus is not waterproofs, to prevent fire or shocks hazard, do not expose this apparatus to rain or moisture and do not put any water source near this apparatus, such as vase, flower pot, cosmetics container and medicine bottle etc. D3-4-2-1-3_En WARNING: BEFORE PLUGGING IN THE UNIT FOR THE FIRST TIME, READ THE FOLLOWING SECTION CAREFULLY. The voltage of the available power supply differs according to country or region. Be sure that the power supply voltage of the area where this unit will be used meets the required voltage (e.g., 230V or 120V) written on the rear panel. D3-4-2-1-4_En WARNING: Slot and openings in the cabinet are provided for ventilation and to ensure reliable operation of the product and to protect it from overheating, to prevent fire hazard, the openings should never be blocked and covered with items, such as newspapers, table-cloths, curtains, etc. Also do not put the apparatus on the thick carpet, bed, sofa, or fabric having a thick pile. D3-4-2-1-7b_En WARNING: No naked flame sources, such as lighted candle, should be placed on the apparatus. If naked flame sources accidentally fall down, fire spread over the apparatus then may cause fire. D3-4-2-1-7a_En This product complies with the Low Voltage Directive (73/23/EEC, amended by 93/68/EEC), EMC Directives (89/336/EEC, amended by 92/31/EEC and 93/68/EEC). D3-4-2-1-9a_En [For European model] Operating Environment Operating environment temperature and humidity: +5 ºC – +35 ºC (+41 ºF – +95 ºF); less than 85 %RH (cooling vents not blocked) Do not install in the following locations • Location exposed to direct sunlight or strong artificial light • Location exposed to high humidity, or poorly ventilated location D3-4-2-1-7c_En The STANDBY/ON switch is secondary connected and therefore, does not separate the unit from mains power in STANDBY position. Therefore install the unit suitable places easy to disconnect the MAINS plug in case of the accident. The MAINS plug of unit should be unplugged from the wall socket when left unused for a long period of time. D3-4-2-2-2a_En When disposing of used batteries, please comply with governmental regulations or environmental public instruction’s rules that apply in your country/area. D3-4-2-3-1_En
6 En Contents 01 Before you start Features .......................................................... 7 What’s in the box ........................................... 8 Controls and displays .................................... 9 Transmitter (top) .......................................... 9 Transmitter (front)...................................... 10 Transmitter (rear)....................................... 11 Headphones .............................................. 12 02 Getting started Loading the batteries .................................. 13 Charging the batteries ................................ 13 Notes on battery charging .......................... 14 Setting up ..................................................... 15 Connecting up ............................................. 17 Connecting the transmitter to digital sources ...................................................... 17 Connecting the transmitter to analog sources ...................................................... 18 Plugging in ................................................ 19 03 Operation Using the system ......................................... 20 Dolby Headphone ..................................... 22 Dolby Pro Logic II ...................................... 22 Listening with additional headphones ...... 23 04 Additional information Troubleshooting............................................ 24 Precautions................................................... 26 Specifications............................................... 27
01 Before you start 7 En English Chapter 1 Before you start Features High performance and quality ! Dolby Headphone technology allows you to enjoy high quality surround sound from any kind of audio/video source, including DVD, TV, VCR, game console and PC. ! Noiseless, wide-band audio is delivered to the listener using an uncompressed digital infrared transmission system. ! The system features Dolby* Digital, Dolby Pro Logic II and DTS** decoders built in. ! 24-bit A/D and D/A conversion and digital processing ensures sound quality is maintained. ! 40mm driver units in the headphones deliver dynamic sound. Easy to use ! Connection to audio and video components is easy, using just a single cable. Operation is simplified with many automatic functions. ! Low profile, modern design. ! The transmitter can be placed horizontally or vertically. ! Phones jack and volume control available for corded headphones. ! Rechargeable nickel-metal hydride batteries (included) or dry-cell batteries (sold separately) can be used to power the headphones. ! Large volume control knob on the headphones makes for easy adjustment. ! Comfortable ear-pads with jersey cover. * Manufactured under license from Dolby Laboratories. “Dolby”, “Pro Logic”, and the double-D symbol are trademarks of Dolby Laboratories. ** “DTS” and “DTS VIRTUAL” are trademarks of Digital Theater Systems, Inc.
01 Before you start 8 En What’s in the box Check that all of the components and accessories are included before setting up the system. Transmitter Headphones Vertical stand AC power adaptor Rechargeable nickel-metal hydride batteries (2) Coaxial digital cable Operating instructions and Warranty card
01 Before you start 9 En English Controls and displays Transmitter (top) 1 STANDBY/ON button Press to turn the transmitter on / off. 2 Standby indicator Lights when the transmitter is in standby. The indicator is unlit when the transmitter is on. 3 CHARGE indicator Lights when the rechargeable batteries are being charged. The indicator is unlit when the batteries are fully charged. 4 DOLBY HEADPHONE button Press to select the Dolby Headphone mode (DH1 / DH2 / DH3 / OFF). 5 DOLBY PRO LOGIC II button Press to select the Dolby Pro Logic II mode (AUTO / MOVIE / MUSIC / OFF). 6 INPUT button Press to select the source input (DIGITAL 1 / DIGITAL 2 / ANALOG). 7 VOLUME control Use to adjust volume level of headphones (sold separately) connected to the PHONES jack on the front panel. 8 Battery compartment Use to recharge the supplied rechargeable batteries.
01 Before you start 10 En Transmitter (front) 1 Infrared transmitters Infrared transmitters are located on either side of the unit. Make sure there is an unobstructed path from the transmitter to your listening position. 2 DECODE indicators Light to indicate the automatic decoding mode for the current source: 2D: Dolby Digital 2PL II: Dolby Pro Logic II decoding of analog or digital source. DTS: DTS 3 DOLBY HEADPHONE mode indicators Light to show the Dolby Headphone mode (DH1 / DH2 / DH3). 4 DOLBY PRO LOGIC II mode indicators Light to show the Dolby Pro Logic II mode (AUTO / MOVIE / MUSIC). 5 INPUT mode indicators The corresponding indicator lights up to show the selected input mode (DIGITAL 1 / DIGITAL 2 / ANALOG). 6 PHONES jack Use for connecting corded headphones.
01 Before you start 11 En English Transmitter (rear) 1 DC IN jack (See page 19 for details) Connect the supplied AC power adaptor to this jack. (Use only the supplied AC power adaptor. Using adpators with different plug polarities or other characteristics could cause malfunction.) 2 ATT switch (See page 18 for details) Switches the analog input level between -8dB and 0dB for compatibility with a wide range of analog equipment. 3 LINE IN jacks (See page 18 for details) Analog input jacks for connection to audio/video equipment such as a VCR or TV. 4 DIGITAL IN 2 COAX (See page 17 for details) Coaxial digital input for connection to digital audio/video equipment such as a DVD player, LD player or CD player. 5 DIGITAL IN 1 OPT (See page 17 for details) Optical digital input for connection to digital audio/video equipment such as a DVD player, LD player or CD player.
01 Before you start 12 En Headphones 1 VOL (Volume) control Use to adjust the volume. 2 Self-adjusting headband The headband automatically adjusts when you put the headphones on. 3 POWER indicator Lights when the headphones are on. 4 POWER switch Press to turn on / off. 5 Battery compartment Press and slide where indicated to open the cover. Use with the supplied rechargeable batteries or size AA/LR6 (R6) dry-cell batteries. 6 Infrared sensor Infrared sensors are located on either side. 7 Ear pads
02 Getting started 13 En English Chapter 2 Getting started Loading the batteries 1 Press and slide the cover as indicated to open. 2 Load the batteries, making sure to put them in the right way around (as indicated). 3 Slide the battery compartment cover back on. About batteries Use the supplied rechargeable batteries or size AA/LR6 (R6) dry-cell batteries to power the headphones. Use batteries of the same kind. Replacing batteries Replace the batteries when the POWER indicator on the headphones no longer lights and there is no sound from the headphones. For the supplied rechargeable batteries, see Charging the batteries below. If you are using dry-cell batteries, replace with new ones. Approximate usage time is as follows: Supplied rechargeable batteries (fully-charged): ................ Approx. 16 hours Size AA/LR6 alkaline batteries: ....................................... Approx. 27 hours Size AA/R6 manganese batteries: ........................................ Approx. 10 hours Note ! Usage time may vary according to the temperature and other conditions. Charging the batteries 1 Connect the supplied AC power adaptor to DC IN jack on the transmitter. Plug the adaptor into the wall outlet. 2 Open the battery compartment on the top of the transmitter. 3 Insert the supplied rechargeable batteries making sure to put them in the right way around (as indicated).
4 The charging indicator lights up and charging starts. The rechargeable batteries take about 10 hours to charge. The charging indicator will go off once the batteries are fully charged. Charging indicator (See page 9 for details) Red light ....... Charging If the charging indicator does not light up, the batteries will not charge. Check the following points: ! Batteries are fully inserted. ! The batteries are the right way around according to the + and - markings. ! Charging terminals are not dirty. ! Only the supplied rechargeable batteries should be used. If the charging indicator light switches off five seconds after charging starts, the batteries may have become unuseable. Replace them with new ones, available from your nearest Pioneer service center. Be sure to charge the supplied rechargeable batteries before you start the system for the first time. When the batteries are insufficiently charged, the POWER indicator does not light and the headphones will not work. Charging and usage time Charging time Usage time 2 hours Approx. 4 hours 10 hours Approx. 16 hours Note ! Usage time may vary according to the temperature and other conditions. Notes on battery charging ! Battery performance is influenced by the surrounding temperature. Charge the supplied rechargeable batteries within a temperature range of 10 to 35 degrees celcius. ! Do not overcharge batteries. In order to protect batteries, do not repeatedly charge the batteries that are already fully charged. ! Batteries become slightly warm when charging. This is not a malfunction. ! Use only the supplied AC power adaptor with this unit. Using other AC adaptors may cause malfunction. ! For your safety, only the supplied rechargeable batteries can be charged by this unit. Other types of rechargeable batteries and dry-cell batteries cannot be charged. ! Rechargeable batteries should be replaced with new ones when they last only a short time after recharging. New batteries can be ordered from your nearest Pioneer service center. 02 Getting started 14 En
02 Getting started 15 En English Setting up The diagram below shows the approximate infrared transmission area from the transmitter. Set up the transmitter so that your listening position falls within this range, with no obstacles between the transmitter and headphones. When the headphones are out of range they will automatically mute. Transmitter Approx. 3m Approx. 3m Approx. 8m Infrared signals
02 Getting started 16 En Note ! Infrared signals do not pass through walls or opaque glass. Set the transmitter in a location where there are no obstructions between the transmitter and headphones when used. ! Place the transmitter on a stable surface. ! Brightness of the infrared transmitter indicator may vary. However, it does not affect the transmission area. The transmitter can be placed horizontally or vertically. Out of the box, it is set for horizontal use. Setting up vertically Use a screwdriver to remove the two screws fixing the stand to the bottom of the transmitter. Attach the top half of the vertical stand to the base, as shown below. Use the two screws to fix the transmitter to the stand.
02 Getting started 17 En English Transmitter To DIGITAL IN jack Optical digital cable Coaxial digital cable Digital output from DVD player, LD player, Digital TV, etc. About DTS ! A DTS-compatible DVD player is required for playback of DVDs with DTS audio. (For further details, see the operating instructions of the DVD player.) ! When playing DTS LDs and CDs, you may hear noise when scanning. This is not a malfunction. ! Make sure that the DVD player is set to output DTS digital audio. (See the operating instructions for the DVD player.) Depending on the disc, you may also have to select DTS audio from the disc’s menu. ! Depending on the DVD player, you may not be able to hear DTS audio from the analog outputs. In this case, use the digital output. Connecting up Connecting the transmitter to digital sources You can connect the digital output of a DVD player, LD player, digital TV, etc. directly to one of the DIGITAL IN jacks on the transmitter unit using either the supplied coaxial digital cable, or a commercially available optical digital cable. Note ! The optical digital cable is an extremely high-precision device and is sensitive to jolts and external pressure. Be careful when inserting and removing the cable plug. ! An AC-3 RF input is not provided with this system. AC-3 RF signals from LD players cannot be directly input. ! The digital inputs supports only 44.1kHz or 48kHz sample rates. (The DIGITAL indicator on the front panel flashes if the sample rate is not compatible.) Set the digital output of your DVD player to 48kHz. ! Use the analog inputs when playing DAT tapes in LP mode (with 32kHz sample rate). ! This system does not support MPEG-2 AAC format.
02 Getting started 18 En Connecting the transmitter to analog sources Use a commercially available stereo audio cable with RCA/pin plugs to connect the audio output jacks of a VCR, TV or other component to the LINE IN (L/R) jacks on the transmitter. For equipment that has only a mini jack headphone output, such as a personal CD player, use a commercially available stereo mini plug to RCA/pin plug x 2 cable. Note that the signal may be noisy if the volume on the player is set too low. Setting the input level Set the ATT (attenuator) switch to 0dB if the volume is low using analog input. Transmitter To LINE IN jacks Stereo audio cable (sold separately) Left (L, white) Right (R, red) Left (L, white) Right (R, red) To audio output jacks VCR, TV, etc. LINE ATT Setting Components connected 0dB TV, portable players and others with a low output level -8dB Other components (initial setting) Note ! Be sure to lower the volume before setting the ATT switch. Set the ATT switch to -8dB if audio input to the LINE INPUT jacks is distorted (sometimes noise can be heard at the same time).
02 Getting started 19 En English Transmitter To DC IN jack AC power adaptor To power outlet Plugging in Note ! Use only the supplied AC power adaptor. Using other AC power adaptors with different plug polarity or other characteristics can cause product failure. ! Even AC power adaptors with the same voltage and plug polarity can damage this product due to the current capacity or other factors.
03 Operation 20 En DVD player or other source component Using the system 1 Turn on your source component. 2 Press STANDBY/ON to turn on the transmitter. The STANDBY indicator goes out when the unit is on. 3 Slide the POWER switch on the headphones to ON. The POWER indicator lights when the headphones are on. 4 Press INPUT to select the source component you want to listen to. Indicator Selected sound source DIGITAL 1 Source connected to the DIGITAL IN 1 (OPT) jack DIGITAL 2 Source connected to the DIGITAL IN 2 (COAX) jack ANALOG Source connected to the LINE IN jack Chapter 3 Operation
03 Operation 21 En English Indicator Output mode (Surround effect) Multi-channel source DH mode Dolby Headphone playback for multichannel Dolby Digital or DTS sources. This setting recreates 5.1 channel (front left/right, center, surround left/right and subwoofer) playback through headphones. Dolby Pro Logic II DH mode Dolby Headphone playback, for stereo sources, with Dolby Pro Logic II decoding for surround sound. This setting creates 5.1 channel (front left/right, center, surround left/right and subwoofer) playback from stereo sources through headphones. Stereo source DH mode Dolby Headphone playback, for stereo sources, without Dolby Pro Logic II decoding. This setting recreates stereo playback from speakers in front of you through headphones. Dolby Headphone mode OFF Regular headphone playback. Note ! To listen to dual audio (main/sub) sound sources, connect to the LINE IN jack, and then select the channel(s) you want to listen to on the source. 5 Start playback of your source component. 6 Use the DOLBY HEADPHONE and DOLBY PRO LOGIC II buttons to select the output mode (surround sound effect). Press repeatedly to change playback modes (see the table below).
03 Operation 22 En 7 Adjust the volume. To adjust the volume of headphones connected to the PHONES jack, use the PHONES LEVEL knob. Dolby Headphone This system incorporates Dolby Headphone technology. Dolby Headphone allows you to enjoy multichannel surround sound effects with two-channel stereo headphones. Dolby Headphone works with both multichannel sources, such as Dolby Digital and DTS DVDs, and stereo sources. Surround sound from stereo sources is achieved using Dolby Pro Logic II decoding. About Dolby Headphone effects Music and movie soundtracks through headphones can sound rather unnatural. This is because they are mixed and produced to be listened to through speakers some distance in front of you (or around you in the case of multichannel sources). Dolby Headphone recreates the sound of speakers in a room, thereby making the sound through headphones more natural for the listener. You can choose between three room types: DH1: Mixing room with very little reverberation. DH2: Ordinary listening room with moderate reverberation (default setting). DH3: Small movie theater. Dolby Pro Logic II Dolby Pro Logic II is a decoding technology for playing two-channel sources in 5.1 channel surround. Like Dolby Digital, the main five channels are full bandwidth. Dolby Pro Logic II decoding has minimal impact on sound quality and creates a very natural surround sound effect.
03 Operation 23 En English Your headphones To PHONES jack (3.5mm stereo mini plug) Transmitter Dolby Pro Logic II surround effects AUTO (default setting) This mode automatically selects the MOVIE or MUSIC mode according to the input source. MOVIE mode is selected when playing DVDs (digital or analog input). MUSIC mode is selected when playing CDs (digital input). MOVIE This mode is suitable for stereo TV programs and sources encoded with Dolby Surround. The effect is close in quality to discrete 5.1 channel surround. MUSIC This mode is suitable for all music sources and reproduces the sound field of a listening room with good acoustic characteristics. Listening with additional headphones Connect your wired headphones to the PHONES jack to enjoy the surround sound experience. Note ! When unplugging headphones from the PHONES jack, pull out the plug holding the plug body. Never pull on the cable.
04 Additional information 24 En Chapter 4 Additional information Troubleshooting If you run into any problems using this headphone system, refer to the following checklist. Incorrect operation may result in some problems. In addition, the problems may be caused by malfunctions on the components connect to this system. Should any problem persist, consult your nearest Pioneer service center or your dealer to carry out repair work. Symptom No sound. Sound intermittent. Noise. Cause and remedy ! Check the batteries are placed in correct polarities. ! Batteries are completely used up. ! Check the connection between the AC power adaptor and the wall outlet. ! Check the connection between the system and the AV components. ! Turn on the AV components connected to the transmitter and start the program (playback). ! Check that you have selected the component you want to listen to. ! If you connect to LINE IN (analog input) on the transmitter, raise the volume level on the connected AV component. ! Raise the headphone volume. ! Check the transmitter is turned on. ! You are trying to play a DTS audio track on a DVD player that does not support DTS. Either use a DVD player that supports DTS or select a Dolby Digital or PCM audio track. ! You are playing back a DVD disc recorded in DTS when DTS digital output setting for the DVD player (including game machines) is off. Refer to the operating instructions of the DVD player and switch the DTS digital output on. ! You are playing back a DVD disc recorded in DTS when the DVD player (including game machines) and transmitter are analog connected. ! The headphones are not receiving infrared signals from the transmitter. Check that there are no obstacles between the transmitter and headphones. Use the headphones nearer to the transmitter, or change the position or angle of the transmitter. Make sure your hands and hair do not cover the infrared sensor on the headphones. ! The headphones are picking up stray infrared signals from other equipment. Make sure that the infrared sensor on the headphones is not exposed to direct sunlight. Do not use this system near a plasma display panel. ! Occassionally, clock accuracy problems with equipment connected to one of the digital inputs may result in loss of sound or intermittent sound. In these cases, change the connection to analog.
04 Additional information 25 En English Symptom DIGITAL input Indicator flashing. DTS sources do not play. Distorted sound (or noise). Quiet sound. The surround sound effect is not obtained. 2Dindicator does not light up. 2PL IIindicator does not light up. DTS indicator does not light up. The batteries will not charge. Cause and remedy ! This system supports 44.1kHz and 48kHz digital audio. Set the digital output of your DVD player to 48kHz, or use the analog connection. ! Your source component must support DTS playback. Check the operating instructions of the connected source component for DTS compatibility. ! Set the ATT switch on the transmitter to -8dB. ! If you connected your source component to this system from the headphone output, lower the volume level of the source component. ! Set the ATT switch on the transmitter to 0dB. ! If you connected your source component to this system from the headphone output, raise the volume level of the source component. ! Raise the headphone volume. ! The DH mode is set to OFF. ! The audio being played is not multichannel. The surround sound effect does not work for monaural sound sources. ! The digital audio output setting for the DVD player (including game machines) is set to PCM. Refer to the operating instructions supplied with the DVD player and change the setting to Dolby Digital. ! The source is not Dolby Digital encoded. ! The audio in the current chapter is not Dolby Digital encoded. ! The DH mode is set to OFF. ! The source is DTS encoded. ! The source is non-stereo Dolby Digital encoded. ! Dolby Pro Logic II is set to OFF. ! The DTS digital output setting on the DVD player (including game machines) is set to OFF. Refer to the operating instructions supplied with the DVD player and set the DTS digital output setting to ON. ! The source is not DTS encoded. ! The audio in the current chapter is not DTS encoded. ! The DVD player does not support DTS format. Use a DVD player that supports DTS. ! Dry-cell batteries or rechargeable batteries other than the ones supplied are being used. Use only the supplied rechargeable batteries. ! The rechargeable batteries are exhausted. Replace them with new rechargeable batteries. This system may not work properly due to external effects such as static electricity. Unplug the AC power adaptor and plug it in again. If this does not correct the problem, please consult your nearest Pioneer service center.
04 Additional information 26 En Precautions Listening at high volume Listening to headphones at high volume for an extended period can result in hearing damage. Please be careful not to set the volume too high, especially when listening in a noisy environment. Please also note that some sound may leak from the headphones when listening at higher volume levels. Ear pads The color of the ear pad material may fade with use. Cleaning Use a soft and dry cloth for cleaning. Use a soft cloth slightly moistened with mild detergent solution, if necessary. Do not use solvents such as thinner, benzene or alcohol as these may damage the surface. About safety ! Do not drop, hit or otherwise expose the transmitter or headphones to strong shocks of any kind. This could damage the product. ! Do not disassemble or attempt to open any parts of the system. Power source and placement ! If you are not going to use the system for a long time, unplug the AC power adaptor from the outlet. When removing the plug, grip the AC power adaptor. Do not pull on the cord. ! Do not place the system in any of the following locations: - Location exposed to direct sunlight, in a car with all the windows closed, near a heater, or other extremely high- temperature locations. - Dusty location. - On an unsteady or inclined surface. - Location exposed to large amounts of vibration. - Bathroom or other high-humidity locations. When something is wrong with the product ! If something goes wrong with the product, or if a foreign object gets inside the unit, immediately turn off the power and consult your nearest Pioneer service center. ! When taking the system to Pioneer service center, be sure to take both the headphones and transmitter.
04 Additional information 27 En English Specifications Transmitter TRE-D800 Decoder function ....................... Dolby Digital .......................................... Dolby Pro Logic II ................................................................. DTS ........................... PCM (Fs=44.1kHz, 48kHz) Dolby Headphone (DH) mode ...................................... DH1/DH2/DH3/OFF Dolby Pro Logic II mode ........................... AUTO/MOVIE/MUSIC/OFF Modulation system.............................. DQPSK Secondary carrier wave frequency... 3.75MHz Transmission distance ................................ Approx. 8m to the front Transmission range.................... 12Hz - 22kHz Distortion rate...................... 1% or less (1kHz) Audio input ..... Optical digital input (rectangular type) x 1 ...... Coaxial digital input (RCA terminal) x 1 ........... Analog input (RCA terminal L/R) x 1 Power source.......................................... DC 9V ........ (from the supplied AC power adaptor) Dimensions....... 209 (W) x 50 (H) x 104 (D) mm Mass............................................ Approx. 520g Headphones SE-DHP800 Playback frequency range......... 12Hz - 22kHz Power source....................................... DC 2.4V (supplied rechargeable battery x 2) ............................................................. DC 3V (size AA/LR6 (R6) dry cell battery x 2) Mass........ Approx. 250g (excluding batteries) Accessories AC power adaptor (9V 800mA) ......................1 Rechargeable nickel-metal hydride battery (size AA) .......................................................... 2 Coaxial digital cable (1.5m) ........................... 1 Vertical stand ..................................................1 Operating instructions ...................................1 Warranty card ................................................. 1 Note ! Design and specifications are subject to change without notice. Published by Pioneer Corporation. Copyright © 2004 Pioneer Corporation. All rights reserved.
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